Bradley Gene Richter, 57 of Springfield, Mo. passed away, Thursday morning, January 16, 2014 in his home at 4:23 a.m. following a three year illness.
Brad was born March 23, 1956, in Springfield, Mo., grew up in the Ash Grove area and graduated from Ash Grove High School in 1974. He was a lifelong resident of the Ash Grove and Springfield areas. He was in Quality Control with Journagan Construction for the past 14 years. He worked with Mo.Dot. for the previous 10 years and had been a dairy farmer. He was a member of the University Heights Baptist Church and enjoyed the "Side by Side" Sunday School Class.
Brad Richter and Debbie Higbee were united in marriage on June 21, 1974. To this union two sons were born. Brad and Debbie were privileged to share together over 39 years. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: John and Evelyn (Gilmore) Richter and maternal grandparents: Henry and Neva (Gouty) Perkins, and his father-in-law: Claude Higbee.
He is survived by his loving family, his Wife: Debbie and Two Sons and their families: Rob and wife Suzanne Richter and grandson: Cole of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Todd and wife Brandy Richter and grandson: Blake of Springfield, Mo. and his extended family: father-in-law and mother-in-law: Dick and Betty Higbee Clark and sister-in-law: and brother-in-law: Sandy and Jim Dowler all of Springfield, Mo. and brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Mike and Kathy Higbee of Republic, Mo. nephew: Shawn and wife Janna McCroskey and family two nieces: Missy and husband David Reiber and family and Ashley and husband Zach Jones ,cousins: Ben Shields of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Jonna Shields and his parents: John and Jimmie Sue Richter. All of Springfield, Mo.
Services will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. in University Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Dick Bishop and Rev. Danny Chism officiating Arrangements are under the care and direction of Wilson Brim Daniel Funeral Home, Ash Grove, Mo.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. prior to services in the church.
Memorials may be given in Brad's memory to the University Heights Baptist Church Memorial Fund or the Missouri Baptist Children's Home.
Published by News-Leader from Jan. 17 to Jan. 18, 2014.